Temporal range: 16.3–0 Ma Barstovian to Present
|Unrecognized taxon ():||Aquila|
Golden Eagles are large birds of prey that are dominantly dark brown in colour.
Golden Eagles have a wide diet feeding off rodents, rabbits, hares, but also birds, especially game birds as well as reptiles and carrion.
They are found mainly in the Northen Hemisphere but there is a subspecies, Aquila chrysaetos japonica, which is found in Japan and Korea.
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